Live Stream on Wednesday the 21st of October @ 6.30 PM – 7.30 PM
This event will be streamed via Zoom
About The Event:
The highly anticipated new novel by the bestselling author of Jasper Jones. ‘Find out who you are and live that life.’ Two lives forever changed by a chance encounter as might ours after this amazing conversation!
About the Book:
Late in the night, fourteen-year-old Sam Watson steps onto a quiet overpass, climbs over the rail and looks down at the road far below.
At the other end of the same bridge, an old man, Vic, smokes his last cigarette.
The two see each other across the void. A fateful connection is made, and an unlikely friendship blooms. Slowly, we learn what led Sam and Vic to the bridge that night. Bonded by their suffering, each privately commits to the impossible task of saving the other.
Honeybee is a heartbreaking, life-affirming novel that throws us headlong into a world of petty thefts, extortion plots, botched bank robberies, daring dog rescues and one spectacular drag show.
About The Speakers:
Craig Silvey is an author and screenwriter from Fremantle, Western Australia.
His critically acclaimed debut novel, Rhubarb, was published in 2004. His bestselling second novel, Jasper Jones, was released in 2009 and is considered a modern Australian classic. Published in over a dozen territories, Jasper Jones has won plaudits in three continents, including an International Dublin Literary Award shortlisting, a Michael J. Printz Award Honor, and a Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlisting. Jasper Jones was the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year for 2010. Honeybee is his third novel.
Nigel Feathersone is an author & literary arts worker. His latest novel, BODIES OF MEN, was published in 2019 and was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards and received a 2019 Canberra Critics Circle Award. His other works include the story collection JOY (2000), REMNANTS (2005), and THE BEACH VOLCANO (2014), which is the third in an award-winning series of novellas. He wrote the libretto for THE WEIGHT OF LIGHT, a highly regarded contemporary song cycle that had its world premiere in 2018. From 2014 to 2019, he was the director of HARDCOPY, the national emerging writers development program funded by the Australia Council and initiative of the ACT Writers Centre.
He initiated and delivers three programs: Between the Lines (in partnership with the University of Canberra) New Territory (in partnership with The Street Theatre, National Library of Australia) and the ACT Writer-in-Residence Program (in partnership with UNSW ) He was a Creative Fellow at UNSW Canberra, where he continues as a Visiting Fellow.